The South Korean military could soon buy Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based unmanned combat systems to prepare for new kinds of warfare in the cyber, space and electronic sectors.
“As our neighboring countries are putting national efforts toward science and technology development to prepare for the future, our military should also swiftly adopt cutting-edge technologies, such as AI and unmanned systems, and focus on developing defense policies and strategies for the future," Defense Minister Suh Wook said.
Under its “rapid acquisition process,” the Ministry of Defense revealed plans to buy new cutting-edge weapons such as drones. The Joint Chiefs of Staff will develop new operation plans to include AI-based unmanned combat systems to the list, local media reported citing the ministry on Wednesday.
The MoD has completed reorganization, giving more authority to the Office of Defense Reform to lead the initiative for the early deployment of new combat systems.